Riverhead Police at the Doctors Path apartment complex Dec. 8. Photo: Stringer News Service

(Updated: 12:45 p.m.) Four people were injured in an armed home invasion at the Doctors Path apartments early this morning.

Two armed subjects entered apartment no. 12 at the complex and multiple shots were fired from a long gun, Riverhead Town Police said in a press release this afternoon.

A struggle ensued between the two suspects and the occupants of the apartment, police said. Four people were injured in the fight; there were no apparent gunshot wounds, police said. Three were transported to area hospitals by ambulance. One person was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital by Suffolk County Police MedEvac helicopter

Two other people at the scene were not injured, police said.

“We’re still trying to figure it all out,” Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller said this morning.

Police said they received reports of gunfire at 641 Doctors Path at 3:16 a.m. It was originally reported that at least two subjects inside the apartment were suffering from gunshots wounds, police said in the press release.

“Responding units located several subjects within and around the area of the apartment,” according to police.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Flanders-Northampton Ambulance, Westhampton Beach Ambulance, Riverhead Fire Department and Suffolk County Police Aviation Section responded, police said.

“The incident does not appear to be a random act, the occupants appear to be the intended target of the incident,” police said in the press release.

Police did not report any arrests made.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Riverhead Police at 631-727-4500.

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